Effects Of Social Media On International Students
Study of effects of excessive indulgence in social media in NTIC students.
Aims of your research
The aim of this research is to evaluate how social media affects the daily lives of international students at NTIC. Along with depicting a positive correlation between the use of social networking sites and diminishing imaginative reasoning, intellectual capacity as well as the basic communication skills of the students.
I aim to find out the impacts of excessive use of social media on students of NTIC on an intellectual and social level ; along with how it affects their communication skills.
The rationale for your research
The responses to one’s profiles and associations are open, there is an extraordinary chance that it can impact the NTIC students and achieve a negative change in their social personality
Thus, this study is crucial to figure out the dark sides of using social networking sites on students and their communication ability.
The knowledge/research gap
Which social networking sites have the most impact on the personality of the international students have not yet been clarified.
- How does web-based life influence the intellectual capability of NTIC youth?
- Does web-based life lead to compromised face to face interaction thereby jeopardizing interpersonal relationships?
- How does use of social media affect one’s social skills and confidence in NTIC?
The informal conversations (texting online) hampers the student’s scholastic development affecting their creative skills.
There was a positive relationship between the indulgence on the virtual world and the non-expressive nature of the individuals.
2. Research Questions
1. How does web-based life influence the intellectual capability of NTIC youth?
Intellectual capabilities are profoundly influenced by utilization of online life among the NTIC students. The Internet has helped such huge numbers of understudies and other higher experts discover out of an enigma or might be adding to introduce oneself to the world. Notwithstanding, identifying with the movement of innovation and person to person communication choices.
2. Does web-based life lead to compromised face to face interaction thereby jeopardizing interpersonal relationships?
Now, going out with friends is replaced by talking to friends online.
The more time being spend on the social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, has definitely decreased the face to face interaction
3. How does use of social media affect one’s social skills and confidence in NTIC?
Much has already been talked about and research of Social networking and its impact on cognitive skills. The dark side of these activities is seen impacting the overall personality of the students, affecting their self-esteem, confidence, hampering their communication skills and personal as professional growth.
3. Research Process
Once the topic of the research was well thought of, I aimed at developing combinations of keywords to use it in my research area. Platforms like google scholar and psych info have been used to collect the sources. Additionally, filtering the sources by year and type of publication was done. Skimming through the research articles searched on these platforms, focusing on the references I found some articles that I can use for my own research paper. All the sources have been evaluated based on purpose, relevance, validity, reliability, and accuracy.
The impacts of social media can be seen affecting the students more than anyone else. Not only have the basic communication skills of all the students have deteriorated. However, investing a lot of energy in the virtual world is a significant interruption in students’ lives. It is apparent that the negative effects and the clouded side of web based life exceed any positive sides of the youthful personalities.
The below mentioned three important themes are used in this research process to get adequate results.
Theme 1: Scholastic/intellectual development
Social networking is one of the main cause of murdering the imaginative part in youngsters, influencing their scholarly development. The critical thinking process of students has vanished which is evidently described by Jacobsen, & Forste (2011) “Our findings indicate that electronic media use is negatively associated with grades.”
Discussing the Internet literacy and social behaviors in the digital natives,
The Internet now offers all the information under one roof and how has it declined the imaginative power in children thereby reducing their intellectual skills. (Lusk, 2010)
The Internet is a ground-breaking asset, which accompanies obligation. Thereby, providing aid to the students of the institutions and experts researchers to discover out of an enigma or might be adding to introduce oneself to the world. Nonetheless, identifying with the movement of innovation and long-range interpersonal communication alternatives. ( Mishna, 2009)
I accept that the A world without Google, would be so far an unrivaled world, as it would allow individuals to read and gain knowledge as much as they wanted to. As well as their creative ability could be on the paper acknowledging what’s happening around them. . ( Ladbrook, 2011)
The use of internet-based life and systems administration has flawlessly figured out how to decimate the expertise of settling an issue in youngsters through and through.
Theme 2: Face to Face interaction
In a virtual world, social interactions are convenient because they do not demand any social obligations and so people are happy texting across screens without the burden of any commitments. Many adolescents are not able to meet people in person due to anxiety and the thought of the first impression while on the other hand, social media offers them a platform where there are no requirements of indulging in face-to-face interaction.
Individuals with less exposure to face-to-face interactions and hiding behind their screens are portrayed to the world as without faces. Additionally, individuals can say whatever they want on the social media platform without the fear of being judged, take their own time to think and react the way they want. This leads then to stick to this comfort level of communication as compared to the face to face interaction with people which includes spontaneous reactions where one needs to be responsible of their words. (Marche, Stephen, 2015)
Theme 3: Social skills and Confidence
Society assumes a noteworthy part in encouraging confidence and Narcissism. Confidence, a vital piece of the way of life today, essentially connects itself with ‘ Narcissism’ which is considered as a ‘dull side’ of internet-based life, influencing one’s mental self-view or confidence specifically. (Mariani M. 2016)
Social networking sites such as Facebook contrarily influences one’s social abilities and life satisfaction scores, particularly among the students. As indicated by the article, although this enhances the social networking skills, albeit affects the social connectedness so as to create new links based on their social conditions underlying the economic factors too. (Chan, Terri H, 2014).
Firstly, the usage of social media and its effects might differ based on the age groups as well as the field of operation of the target audience.
Secondly, the data set of the same is limited to a mix of the most used social networking sites. It does not take into account other extra networking sites that people use. The effects of social media and virtual interaction on young minds have been studied by many researchers. However, the domain of self-development is limited to just a few which gives the opportunity for it to be included in further research.
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